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India embarks on US$18b digital plan

Published Wed, Oct 29, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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INDIA is set for a "digital revolution" as it implements a US$18 billion programme to expand high-speed Internet access and offer government services online, the nation's communications minister said.

Goals include broadband Internet for 250,000 clusters of villages by 2016 at a cost of about US$5.9 billion, cloud storage for citizens and making banking and other data accessible via …

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